Journal article

Accessibility and socio-economic development of human settlements

Samiul Hasan, Xiaoming Wang, Yong Bing Khoo, Greg Foliente

PLOS ONE | PUBLIC LIBRARY SCIENCE | Published : 2017

Abstract

Access to facilities, services and socio-economic opportunities plays a critical role in the growth and decline of cities and human settlements. Previous attempts to explain changes in socio-economic indicators by differences in accessibility have not been convincing as countries with highly developed transport infrastructure have only seen marginal benefits of infrastructure improvements. Australia offers an ideal case for investigating the effects of accessibility on development since it is seen as home to some of the most liveable cities in the world while, at the same time, it also has some of the most isolated settlements. We investigate herein the connectivity and accessibility of all ..

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CSIRO provided support in the form of salaries for authors [SH, XW, YBK and GF], but did not have any additional role in the study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript. The specific roles of these authors are articulated in the author contributions section.